What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one facet of Traditional Chinese Medical practice. Typically it involved the use of needles to stimulate the Qi in specific points throughout the body in order to harmonize the energy flow and bring about beneficial changes in one's health and well-being. If needles are not something you would be comfortable with, Acupuncture can also be performed using seeds, magnets, or electrical stimulation to stimulate those same Acupuncture points.
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat many symptoms and disorders. Today it is used to clinically treat joint pain, headaches, migraines, TMJ, muscle spasms, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, acute and chronic pain, allergic sinusitis, tennis elbow, sciatica, addictions, persistent hiccups, phantom pain, dysmenorrhea, arthritis, anxiety, asthma, weight loss, infertility, constipation, diarrhea, low back pain, fibromyalgia, neuralgia, common cold, seventh nerve palsy, persistent cough, as well as many other health problems.
What will my insurance cover Acupuncture for?
Each policy is different. You will have to call your insurance company to find out if Acupuncture is covered and for which diagnoses.